University of Florida

Plant Identification Learning Module:
Flowers and Foliage

Peperomia (Peperomia spp.)

Peperomia is an herbaceous perennial with a clumping growth habit. It is a popular houseplant, and is also used as a groundcover in South Florida. The succulent leaves are quite variable in size, shape and color. Leaves are frequently shiny and ovate. Light green flower spikes are small, inconspicuous, and resemble mouse tails.